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1 LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE FORUM, INC. Disused Sources Working Group Implementation Phase Organization of Agreement States Annual Meeting Chicago, ILAugust 24-28, 2014 Ray Fleming, Disused Sources Working Group Chair

2 Working Group Members 2  Kathy Davis – Southwestern Compact  Leo Drozdoff – Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  Ray Fleming – Texas Department of State Health Services (Chair)  Mike Garner – Northwest Compact  Leigh Ing – Texas Compact  Rich Janati – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  Susan Jenkins – South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control  Rusty Lundberg – Division of Radiation Control, Utah Department of Environmental Quality  Mike Mobley – Southeast Compact  Leonard Slosky – Rocky Mountain Compact

3 Source Disposal is Important 3 No matter how you reach that conclusion sources eventually need to be buried.

4 Lack of Planning 4  Many Licensees do not plan for disposal or do not dispose of sources in a timely manner  Excuses - “planned” reuse, disposal too costly, shipping problems, procrastination

5 Life Cycle Cost Education 5  Ask questions when licensing or inspecting.  What Waste do they have?  Who receives their waste?  How much does disposal cost?  What is the funding source?  When will it happen?  What happens with the last sources that they cannot exchange 1-for-1?

6 Life Cycle Cost Outreach 6  An organized outreach program by:  NRC, NNSA and States  CRCPD or HPS  Topics  Why is disposal necessary  Costs of disposal – Some realistic numbers would be great  Disposal Choices - Manufacturers, Brokers, OSRP, SCATR  Encourage Disposal

7 OSRP and SCATR 7  Continue to support both programs  Find ways to make them even more successful in your state.

8 Add New Disposal Funding Options 8  Manufacturer/Waste Broker Pre-Payment Plans  State Pre-Payment Plans  State Disposal Funds  State Orphaned Source Recovery Programs  Other Ideas?

9 Reassess Financial Assurance 9  $113,000 will not cover every licensee with sealed sources above financial assurance activity limits. (10 CFR §30.35(d))  $113,000 may not even cover licensees who do not need financial assurance by rule. (ex. 100,000 Curies Cs-137)  Financial assurance must accurately reflect disposal costs.

10 Fees to Encourage Disposal 10  Licensing Fees Per Source  Storage Fees  Other Ideas?

11 Storage Time Limits 11  Make a 2-year disposal time limit the rule.  Make it 1 year for manufacturers, distributors, service companies and brokers.  Enforce the two year limit for GLs.  Require formal plans of reuse or recycling for those who seek to avoid the time limits.

12 Support Reuse and Recycling 12  Allow individual licensees to reuse and recycle when they have an approved plan.  Promote the exchange of usable sources intended for reuse and recycle.  Promote an active Source Exchange Program when one becomes available.

13 States with Waste Disposal Sites 13  Implement the revised concentration averaging BTP when it becomes official.  Consider new higher limits under site specific criteria.

14 What we ask is: 14  Please read the disused source working group recommendations with an open mind.  Support the ones you agree with.  Coordinate with the DSWG on those recommendations.  Take actions at the state level to implement those within your control. Download the report at


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